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I Have a Dream, Martin Luther King Jr.

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I Have a Dream, Martin Luther King Jr.

Published August 28, 1963
Topics Speeches

This is an audio recording of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. giving the "I Have a Dream" speech during the Civil Rights rally on the steps at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. on August 28, 1963.

Source University of California, Berkeley: Library
Run time 16:27
Label / Recorded by Ben Franske


The Project Gutenberg text of this speech is also availible at the Internet Archive site:


Reviewer: Greg479 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 15, 2010
Subject: A speech every American should listen to, again and again
Obviously racism, ignorance and bigotry are still alive today.

I encourage every parent to download this speech and listen to it as a family on the MLK holiday.

It doesn't matter what color you are -- this speech can change your life.

Reviewer: gefiltefist - favorite - February 23, 2010
Subject: Nonsense
What nonsense. How can anyone listen to this garbage?
Reviewer: skilpad - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 25, 2009
Subject: Excellent
Americans were so fortunate to have had Dr Martin Luther King. He stood for everything that was right.

One cannot listen to this speech and his "I've been to the mountain top" speech and not be moved.
Reviewer: Anjalena - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 21, 2009
Subject: Soulful
I'm a white woman, age 38. I wish I could have been there, to hear the speech first hand. To join hands with the people there. To be baptized with the hope and inspiration that must have washed over the crowd.

But I listened to the full speech just now, and I know we have failed him. We are still divided on color lines. African Americans still have to suffer hatred, ignorance, racism, distrust, invalidation... lack of equality. We still have racism on both sides and it makes me ashamed and saddened to the point of despair.

I don't know when or if it will ever be fixed... when it will change, be eradicated. Our entire society is built on dualities. It's how we were taught to think. And from the time we're little, somewhere along the way, we learn to mistreat those who are different from us. It hurts me to my soul.

I just wish Dr. King was still here. We still desperately need him. And I'd love to ask his counsel.

Blessings, Peace, and Unity to all,

Reviewer: ChooseFreedom - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 5, 2009
Subject: Choose To Stand Up
Martin Helped all people stand up. I am gratefull that He lived. He gave us this speach knowing that he was Right, in All that he said. People are hard cases, and he knew it. old prejudice ways were deeply seated in most caucasions. If Martin had been a trouble maker; we would have had more shame and bloodshed. Where are the leaders like him . Where have they all gone to.I am thankfull, though for our President.President Obama, and His Lovely Wife,Our Fist Lady, are Great Leaders.We need more like them. They make all people proud to be living in the USA
Reviewer: GodScript - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 18, 2008
Subject: Still There
The speach is there, you download the mp3 and you can play it in iTunes!

This is the first time I heard the whole speach... sounds like Dr. King knew he was writing history!
Reviewer: david.dub - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 31, 2005
Subject: Forbidden
it looks like these files are now off limits. this is very discouraging. if anyone knows how i may obtain this flac, please email me at david [dot] dub [at] gmail [dot] com. thanks!
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